Lea Michele on Rachel Berry GLEE Spin-Off: 'Let's Do It'!
In an interview with Seventeen Magazine, Glee star Lea Michele reveals that she is totally on board with the idea of a spin off series for her fictional character Rachel Berry which would focus on her life as a struggling New York City actress.
"Let's do it," asserts the 27-year-old. "I think it could be Rachel living in New York and working on Broadway!"
In the feature, the actress, who recently posed for a racy photo spread with famed photographer Terry Richardson, shared that she has no problem appearing without her clothes on for an artistic photo shoot. "I'm very comfortable with my own body. I come from Broadway - everybody's naked on Broadway," she explains. "I like to think of myself as more granola. I'm not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I'm at my own home. Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don't tell: My neighbors will freak out!"
Michele also commented on the passing of her Glee co-star and longtime beau Cory Monteith, reflecting, "I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction - unfortunately, it won. But that wasn't who he was," she says. "Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, 'I'm your boyfriend,' I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful."
Read more of the interview here!
Michele made her Broadway debut in 1995 as a replacement for the role of Young Cosette in the original New York production of LES MISERABLES. Following her theatrical debut in LES MISERABLES, Michele was cast in the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime and in 2004, Michele portrayed "Shprintze" and "Chava" in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
Michele originated the role of Wendla in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical version of Spring Awakening on Broadway in 2006. Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Spring Awakening in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
In early 2009, Michele won the role of Rachel Berry on the FOX television SMASH hit, Glee (2009) and since the show's premiere on May 19, 2009, Michele has since received worldwide critical and public acclaim for her performance on the show.